Spencer Maid is Chief Commercial Officer at Origin Wireless, the inventor of WiFi Sensing technology enabling customers to build a wide range of smart home, health and well-being, and automotive applications. Spencer has thirty years of experience in sales, marketing, product management, and innovation/business development. He specializes in leading teams to bring innovative, quality products to commercialization that make an impact on people’s lives.
Avery Pennarun started his first startup back in university, sold it to IBM 8 years later, worked on Google Wallet and Google Fiber for several years, started several open source projects (netselect, wvdial, bup, sshuttle, popularity-contest, and others), and sometimes writes popular blog posts about systems design. His latest startup, Tailscale, aims to make the Internet work the way it was always supposed to work. How hard can it be?
It’s time for another edition of People Matters by dojo.live! Join us and our special guests Kirsten Moorefield, Melissa Ribeiro, and Anabel Montiel to discuss how pivotal work environment and employee wellbeing are to turnover and hiring.
In an employee’s market, how pivotal is work environment and employee wellbeing to turnover and hiring?
Kirsten is the Co-Founder of Cloverleaf.me – a B2B SaaS platform that provides automated team coaching – where she oversees all things Product and People. She often speaks on the power of diversity of thought and psychologically safe cultures, from her TEDx talk, to her podcast “People are Complicated.” While building Cloverleaf, Kirsten has also been building her young family in Cincinnati, Ohio where she lives with her husband and two young kids.
Melissa Ribeiro has 20+ years of progressive HR leadership experience across a variety of industries and organizations, including broad international roles and significant depth in Latin America. In her role as Encora’s Chief People Officer, Melissa provides strategic leadership to the People & Culture and Talent Acquisition functions to support the business through a period of progressive transformation. Prior roles are Chief People Officer at Actian Corporation, Global Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Deluxe Entertainment, Global Vice President of Human Resources at Opera Mediaworks, and the Head of HR for Yahoo U.S. and Latin America.
Anabel Montiel is a proactive People & Culture executive with a 17-year track record in people growth, organizational development and corporate social responsibility. She has been working with Encora for 8 years. Throughout this time, she has strengthened the company’s people-centered culture through her deep interest in people and their wellbeing. She is also an avid promoter of freedom in the workplace and exploring participative approaches to connect individuals with collective purposes.
Steve Van Lare is Vice-President of Engineering at Anjuna Security. Steve has 30 years of experience in enterprise software. He was formerly Vice-President of Engineering at Automation Anywhere. In the security area, Steve was Vice-President of Engineering at 41st Parameter, a leader in fraud detection. Previously, he was Vice-President at Oracle and Agile Software.
Steve has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University.
Joel King Kasr is the founder & Chief Scientist of KaJ Labs Foundation. KaJ Labs is a decentralized research organization focusing on Artificial Intelligence and blockchain technology. We’re driven to create innovative products that work for the greater good around the globe.
Joel oversees all KaJ Labs’ research and proposed the LEP100 token standard for Lithosphere and other novel components of Lithosphere.
In 2018, Joel was named as the go-to industry insider for mobile apps by the Business Journal.
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Rudradeb is Founder and CEO of Omdena – A bottom-up global collaborative platform for building impactful AI solutions. Omdena has executed 300+ projects with impact organizations from 55+ countries involving 10000+ AI Engineers and Data scientists from 100+ countries. Omdena has also 80+ local chapters across 5 continents. For his work in Omdena, he has been named top 10 inspiring CEOs in 2020 by Analytics Insight.
Joe Miller is the General Manager at Pocketalk, a language translation technology, which is applicable for EducationTech, HealthTech, TravelTech and more.
Joe is a Silicon Valley marketing and sales executive with 20 years experience bringing new products to market and has served as a senior executive for notable companies such as DirecTV, TiVo and eero. His areas of expertise include: crafting go-to-market plans, building teams and managing day-to-day business operations. Joe’s roles at Pocketalk include running the U.S. operation and bringing the product to market for the Americas, UK and Europe.
Ethan Lieber is the Co-Founder and CEO of Latchel – a maintenance and resident amenity solution empowering property managers to deliver an unbeatable customer experience. Prior to starting Latchel in 2017, Ethan was the Director of Product for a hybrid tech firm and helped launch Contractors.com – a mobile app connecting homeowners to vetted contractors for Home Improvement projects. Ethan is passionate about building the most efficient and effective tools to help property managers realize their full potential as business owners.
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Dan Shapiro is the CEO and cofounder of Glowforge, the iconic 3D laser printer. Starting with the biggest 30-day crowdfunding campaign on record, creators have now used their Glowforge printers to create millions of products like wallets, lamps, and furniture. Dan is also the author of Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook, published by O’Reilly.
Before founding Glowforge, Dan set the record for the bestselling boardgame in Kickstarter history, Robot Turtles, a game that teaches programming fundamentals to preschoolers. Before his detour as a boardgame designer, Dan served as CEO of Google Comparison, Inc, a Google subsidiary. Shapiro landed at Google when they bought his previous company, comparison shopping website Sparkbuy. Before Sparkbuy, Shapiro was founder and CEO of Photobucket Inc. (formerly Ontela).
Rachel is the Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner of Intrinio, a disruptive financial data platform launched in 2016. Based in the company’s Florida office, Rachel has overall responsibility for Intrinio including driving its strategy and position for long term growth. Intrinio’s mission is to use data to power a new generation of innovation in financial services, focusing on reinventing the financial data supply chain.
Sam Miller is the Founder and CEO of Proteus Motion based in Brooklyn, NY. Sam founded Proteus after drawing inspiration from his own childhood sports rehab experiences and a mechanical prototype developed at MIT by his father, Larry, in the early 1990’s.
Large enterprises pioneered new business models around real-time data. Data management and data analytics are strategic pillars for these organizations, and Change Data Capture (CDC) technology plays a central role in their ability to carry out their core missions. Join Gary Hagmueller, CEO of Arcion, for a discussion about why CDC is the critical link for many modern innovative companies like Netflix, Uber and AirBnB, and how they leveraged CDC to drive transformative advantages.
Gary has been a leader in the tech industry for more than 20 years. With a deep focus on data infrastructure, AI, machine learning, and enterprise software, he has raised over $1.3 billion in debt and equity and played a key role in creating over $10 billion in enterprise value through two IPOs and four M&A exits. Previous to Arcion, he was CEO of CLARA Analytics, COO of Ayasdi, CFO of Zuora, and held many business and corporate development leadership roles.
John Green is a co-founder of Nada, where he has served as CEO since its inception.
Prior to his role as CEO of Nada, Mr. Green spent 10+ years in the mortgage industry where he led teams for Strategy & Innovation and Risk & Quality. Prior to his career in financial services, Mr. Green was a professional recording and touring ‘punk rocker’ where he published two albums and toured internationally over a 3+ years timespan.
Mr. Green has been a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers since 2006. Mr. Green is also an active and published member of the Forbes Finance Council.
Ryan’s expertise sits at the intersection of machine learning, product management, and climate change. His career has been split between working in Product and Data Science, and he has been working in the Climate space since 2012.
At Manifest Climate, Ryan is leading the product team as they push towards releasing a new solution that takes a data-driven approach to help companies in the climate transition. Manifest’s solution rests at the intersection of SaaS and human climate expertise to help companies to align with emerging climate reporting regulation (such as the SEC, ISSB, or UK climate reporting standards), benchmark against peers, and improve their climate management across a range of areas.
Ravi Swaminathan is founder and CEO of TaskHuman, a real-time digital coaching platform that connects each employee 1:1 with a global network of coaches over video call in nearly 1000 topics of daily work and personal life.